In The Audacity of Hope he draws on his experience as a senator and lawyer, a professor and father, a Christian and a skeptic, to illuminate the greatness of Americas original idealsand to remind us how vital it is to keep them before us. Along the way he explores such charged topics as globalization, the notion of American exceptionalism, the function of religion in public life, and the struggle to find a shared language in a nation torn by differences. While sharing his personal views on family, faith, and values, he argues that our very survival depends on finding common ground.
Pundits and voters alike have hailed Senator Obama as a man of uncommon vision in an age of partisan opportunism. The Audacity of Hope is a book of transforming power, a foundation for those who long for a politics that acknowledges the nobility and complexity of our lives.
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama (Dreams from My Father), expands on themes the senator from Illinois expressed in his electrifying keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Obama discusses the need to avoid the divisive aspect of modern politics, drawing examples from the 2004 presidential campaign and his eight years in the Illinois legislature.